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Stupid, perhaps meaningless, question...

Stupid, perhaps meaningless, question...
« on: October 15, 2006, 10:57:35 AM »
...but I'm asking anyway.  Do schools want our PS to be double-spaced or single-spaced?  Or don't they care?  I know they usually ask that we keep the PS to two or fewer pages, but they never say single/double spaced. 

Thanks.

Hank Rearden

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Re: Stupid, perhaps meaningless, question...
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2006, 11:00:35 AM »
Mine is double spaced, about one and a half to two pages. 

Re: Stupid, perhaps meaningless, question...
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2006, 12:27:32 PM »
Thanks for the reply.

As for your question about spacing at the end of a sentence, it's always two spaces for written documents.

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Re: Stupid, perhaps meaningless, question...
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2006, 04:24:09 PM »
The general rule is based on readability.  I think double-spaced is easiest to read.

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Re: Stupid, perhaps meaningless, question...
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2006, 08:29:12 AM »
Definitely double space.  I've never heard of anyone using single spaced and, as a previous poster pointed out, many apps specify double (which should tell us something).  As a scientist I'm partial to nice block single spaced paragraphs, but unfortunately this is the legal world where most documents are drafted double spaced.  As for font, 12pt is best, but you may be able to get away with 11.5 or 11 if you have to fit it all on two pages.  Of course, this is all based on what I've read on these boards the past 6 months.